3 Stars
Year Released: 1988
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes
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“Metropolis Apocalypse” is a short film consisting of (mostly) black and white images of London and the people who inhabit it. These images are set to a poem written by Randala and narrated by Jon Jacobs. The poem, as you can figure by the title, is about the decay and end of urban civilization and all that goes with it. Usually I’m not too fond of these types of things, but it works here. The city is an excellent breathing metaphor for many things, and an apocalypse is just one of them. The poem, which is set to music, drives home a feeling of comfortable despair and the images that accompany it are perfect.

If you don’t mind artistic films that try to evoke emotions, then you should definitely seek this out. If your tastes run more to the
Michael Bay school of entertainment, well … steer far clear. You just won’t get it.

Posted on August 22, 2005 in Reviews by

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